IRS – 1D was launched on September 27, 1997 by PSLV
– C1. IRS – 1D, a follow on satellite to IRS – 1C belongs to
the second generation of IRS series of Satellites. It has 3 payloads viz., PAN,
LISS 3 & WiFS.
It has similar capabilities as IRC – 1C in terms of spatial resolution,
spectral bands, stereoscopic imaging, wide field coverage and revisit
capability. The improvements carried out in the IRS – 1D satellite taking
into account the
IRS – 1C experiences have resulted in better quality imageries.
Mission completed during January 2010 after serving for 12 years and 3 months.